Conservative writers fighting culture cancellation now have a new editor to lean on
The launch of a pro-freedom of expression book publisher by two former editors who will make their presses available to curators whose platforms have been canceled is starting to attract attention.
WND reports that Louise Burke, former president and editor of the Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Group, and Kate Hartson, editorial director of the Center Street imprint of Hachette Book Group, have teamed up to found All Seasons Press LLC, a publishing house conservative.
The company’s launch coincides with claims by some conservatives that a significant portion of the country’s news media, publishers and major social media platforms are censoring them. They want to find options that better promote freedom of expression.
Tuesday they Told The Wall Street Journal that as the political climate in the United States has become more divided, authors are finding it increasingly difficult to get their work published by major publishing houses.
Burke, who is deeply concerned and somewhat outraged by the current state of free speech and press freedom, also said she was “concerned about the cancellation of votes which traditionally have always been licensed to publish and meet resistance from mainstream publishers, particularly former members of the Trump administration. “
In the Wall Street Journal report, All Seasons Press has already pledged to publish books by at least two officials who served in the administration of former President Donald Trump. To be completed by the end of the year, the new publishing house will publish books by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.
“In a publishing world that has turned into a cesspool of canceling culture and signaling virtue, it is refreshing to see a new publishing house emerge willing to print books such as my next volume. in the fall who will speak the truth to power, ”Navarro told WSJ.
The book James Golden, longtime radio producer Rush Limbaugh, as well as an unannounced fourth book will also be released at The Falls, the WSJ noted.
Ms Hartson, who is now editor-in-chief of All Seasons Press, declined to reveal the title of the fourth book slated for publication in 2021, but said the publisher would prioritize highly-followed writers, usually those who appear on radio or television, as well as journalists and politicians.
For next year, All Seasons hopes to print 10 books.
The business, according to Ms. Burke, is fully funded, but she declined to reveal who the backers are for their own protection from the cancellation mob.
“I don’t want people coming to their house or bullying them on Twitter just for supporting the First Amendment,” she told the WSJ.
As a new printing press, All Seasons will compete with the big publishing houses that have their own conservative labels, as well as with other independent publishers. Regnery and Republic Book Publishers, founded in fall 2019 by Al Regnery, former president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, and Eric Kampmann, owner of Beaufort Books Inc., are among these companies. Another independent competitor worth mentioning is Post Hill Press LLC, a conservative publishing company with footprints ranging from pop culture to mainstream business.
“There is competition,” admitted Burked, “but there is room for another publisher, especially one who will be as independent as us.”